Holy Orders

The sacrament of Holy Orders is celebrated for men who are called to either the Permanent Deaconate or Priesthood.

Permanent Diaconate -  The word Diaconate derives from the Greek word diákonos (διάκονος) which means servant.  After a four-year formation program, the individual is ordained a permanent deacon by the Archbishop and becomes clergy for the Archdiocese.  The primary role of a Deacon is to be a man of charity especially in serving the poor.

Priest -  The priest is a presbyter/elder.  A priest may live in a monastery/monastic community or belong to a diocese or religious community.  Priests are teachers, preachers, celebrants of sacraments, counsellors and shepherds.

If you are interested in knowing more about vocations to the priesthood, contact Fr. Kevin.

Or go to Vocations  or  St. Boniface Twitter page.